Stars & Moon - Jim Nevill Photography
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Purple Haze

A few nights a year the winds, swell and tides mellow to a crawl and allow for the rare waterfront long exposure. Long exposures soften water instead of freezing it in place as a fast shutter speed would. The viscous movement of the water renders it blurry and creates a nice separation from the stationary features in the shot located near the moving water. The long exposure also allows for more color to be absorbed by the camera sensor but even a fractional shake of the camera in the wind, makes the whole shot look blurry and unusable. Nights like these I take full advantage of because the camera sits entirely still, and allows for crisp and colorful moments.

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